Readers! I am happy to report that we Smarty Mommies all did a bang-up job of celebrating Halloween on Monday. On Tuesday, after the kids had stayed up late the night before and eaten candy until their bowels burst at the seams, we wept and repented. But on Monday? ON MONDAY, we showed the world how Halloween is done.


Everything I know about Star Wars I know from Shannon referencing it and then explaining it when it confuses me.

Here's Shannon as Hoth Leia again (but only because her Endor Leia poncho didn't arrive in time), her Smartner as a half-assed Endor trooper, her older Smartling as a full-assed Endor trooper (with homemade helmet!), and her younger Smartling as Kylo Ren. Rock on, geeky Smarty family! You look awesome!

And now I know that fear is best personified as a bat the size of a 5 year old.

And this is Danica, our Founding Mother, as old-school Batgirl, along with her little witch, ghost, and HOLY FUCK WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING GET IT AWAY! Her Smartner went as old-school Batman because romance, like full-body Lycra, is not dead. Awwwwww!

I swear the facial hair is drawn on. Most of it. Well, a lot of it anyway. Some of it is. A little.

And this here is Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton flanked by Supergirl and an evil queen, just as happened at the time of the Revolution.

A fine time was had by all, and another opportunity to model enthusiastic awesomeness was fully exploited.

Until next year, we wish you a happy Hamilween!

...er... happy Halloween!